UPDATE: Accused rearrested after alleged murder spree

MBOMBELA -Two of the  accused in the murder of Hetta Potgieter (85) have been arrested for two more murders committed after they were granted bail.

*Shaun Oosthuizen (38) and John du Plooy (26) were re-arrested yesterday in connection with two more murders.

READ ALSO: Multiple murders being investigated with similar modus as Hetta Potgieter’s

Marynna Mandy Vorster (48) was not arrested for the two new murder cases.  She was charged with the men for Potgieters murder, and was granted bail on August 3.

Police spokesman and investigating officer, Lt Col Erhard Stroh said he assisted police in Alberton in rearresting the men after they were linked to the murders of two more elderly women in old age homes in Alberton and Roodepoort.

READ ALSO: BREAKING NEWS: Hetta Potgieter’s alleged killers out on bail

They are now alleged to be linked to six murders across the country.

Potgieter was killed on July 1 in her flat at Macadamia Care Centre.

Her body was discovered the following morning on the bathroom floor. She had been suffocated and her hands were tied behind her back. The cause of death was determined as suffocation.

READ ALSO: WATCH : Hetta Potgieter’s murder accused could be linked to more cases

*Lowvelder had previously reported that all three of the accused had been arrested for the two new murder cases.

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Tereasa Dias
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